Molson Golden | Molson Coors Canada

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Molson Coors Canada
Ontario, Canada
molson.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A smooth, mellow beer of moderate sweetness, not too bitter and slightly malty.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,764
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
653
pDev:
23.62%
Bros Score:
2.73
 
 
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Ratings: 653 |  Reviews: 228
Photo of msumike89
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Truly golden in appearance, clear as to be expected. Foamy bright off-white head of moderate retention, leaving lace barely worthy of note. Cracker, a blend of honey and grain, touch of rind to the nose. Similar, but heartier and distinctly better than the regular Molson Canadian. Green bottle and no skunk. Palate is essentially the same. And, as the label states, this does blend a bit of ale character in with its refreshing lagery goodness. That manifests itself in cracker flavor, but even that can be found in a pilsner from time to time. A little bit in malt tartness as well, and then rindier hops (which are otherwise floral). And then bready aftertaste, with slightly peppery retro-olfaction. the mouthfeel is a bit fuller than your standard Adjunct or even Pale Lager, arguably medium. Packed with carbonation, almost creamy in the main but a fair share of tight prickles on the edges.

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Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.9/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A nice smooth, easy drinking beer....pleasant but not pungent smell and mild carbonation....when you are having more than one or want to mix it up when downing some fancy brews....

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Photo of RyanKininger
3.16/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wingnut93
2.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nicholas2121
4.24/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Molson Golden brewed by Molson Coors Canada, with an ABV of 5.00% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. This brew has the look of most American style brews on the market today. Not saying that is a bad thing. The smell of Molson Golden is mild skunkie with grains and malts. You also pick up some hops in the smell of this brew. Not so bad so far for being in a green bottle. As most of us know green bottles are famous for being skunked. This brew here seems to have a hit of skunked but not to bad. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on the richness of grains and malts then a nice clean finish. There is a real slight and I mean slight skunk taste to this brew. You really can't pick up on the skunked in Molson Golden. To be honest this is a nice everyday drinking brew. Molson Golden has a real super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this this brew. The mouthfeel of Molson Golden is Rich, Clean , Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Molson Golden a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Molson Coors Canada did a super nice job with this brew . If you like American style brews look this one up.

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Photo of frykid
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.48/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

(12 oz green bottle, best by NOV2816... poured into a fluted goblet)

L: crystal-clear, yellow-gold liquid with a two-finger high, crackily sponge of white suds, which deflates rather rapidly... I love how the label says "specially brewed for the unique flavour of an ale and a lager" - leading, expectations... hey, a little spit of lace...

S: semi-toasty, malty underbelly with mildly-spicy phenol sprinkled atop... vague scent of old, dried-out lemon peel and essence of perfumy flower... overall smell is not that powerful or dynamic... doesn't seemed skunked surprisingly

T: lightly-toasty cereal malt with a touch of doughiness in the finish and aftertaste... bitterness is somewhat low, hops a bit grassy or green-stem-like... this is mostly about the malt, which is lovely for what it is, but overall the flavors are a bit rough and blurred... little (residual) sweetness, though a nip of toasty melanoidin lingers

F: light-medium bodied, vague sense of viscosity flowing back... finish is a bit flat and dry... slight build of warmth as you go along... it drinks almost like a malt liquor, perhaps showing mild signs of some of the syrupy trails I get with a few brands

O: it has to have been about 20 years since I last had this - bit of a rut with the finances at the moment, thought it would be a fun novelty to revisit something from the past, and at $6.49 a sixer, how could I say no?... drank one right from the bottle the other day, and boy did it take me back to all those times hanging in the woods, building bonfires, getting toasty, running from cops... this ain't all that bad, and it leaves me wondering if it may be a watered-down version of any of their malt liquors... can't remember which I preferred more, this or Molson Ice - guess I gotta find out

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Probably the best from the Molson lineup, it's nothing special. Smooth and flavorful for a lager, medium gold in color. Smells of skunk and pure barley. Tastes like lager with some extra malty goodness, very lightly hopped with a slightly sour aftertaste. I'm never going to turn one down.

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Photo of Darhawk
2.35/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brother_rebus
3.57/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

GLASSIC. MACRO DELICIOUSNESS. SUMMERS ON A FISHING DOCK. WINTERS ON A FROZEN POND. FALL ON TOP OF MT. WASHINGTON (THAT'S NH FOR ALL YOU CANNUCKS). NOT A SPRING BEER. WHOLESOME MOUTHFEEL, WITH TONS OF TINY BUBBLES. SMOOTH. DELICIOUS. PRINCE.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
2.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beertsipper
3.18/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce can poured into a 20 ounce clear plastic cup. Booming white head that dissipates quickly, Very light straw in color. Smells of corn, grains, faint hops. Taste follows the nose. Very good carb, and very clean and crisp on the finish. very refreshing. I could probably pound down a sixer of this in no time on a hot summer day. Overall, it's one of the better adjunct lagers I've had. It also reminded me a little of the Czech Pilsner style. 18 pack was $16.99

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Photo of Squire
2.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mklisz
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Toddymac17
3.76/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gunnar603
2.59/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.14/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Yellow beer, that didn't produce any head over 1/8" and that was gone before you could even greet it with a sniff. Aroma was corn sweetness, some skunking, but an appreciable amount.

Mild bitterness, metallic, corny, tons of carbonation. Not much in the way of malt though. Hot weather beer only I'd say, I dunno how this is drank so much around hockey games unless you're the one playing and sweating.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
2.55/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mardukk
3.31/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The look is average straw yellow. With limited head and lacing.

The smell isn't much to speak of, grains and a little bit of corn.

The taste is the best part about this beer. This is an balanced lager with a nice green apple hop bite and some grains. Not overly sweet or bitter very balanced.

Overall, one of the best adjunct lagers out there or American Pale Lager. Limited adjunct and a surprising bite and drinkability. Recommended if you want a macro lager.

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Photo of Zazzi82
2.44/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Molson Golden from Molson Coors Canada
Beer rating: 2.71 out of 5 with 653 ratings